Opuwo on clean-up drive

30 Mar 2016 19:30pm
OPUWO, 30 MAR (NAMPA) – More than 50 people have volunteered to take part in a clean-up campaign that started at Opuwo on Tuesday.
The weeklong clean up was launched last Thursday.
Opuwo Mayor Albert Tjiuma told Nampa Tuesday in an interview he hopes that once the town is cleaner, it will attract more tourists and investors.
“This will lead to more jobs and an increase in money circulating in the region,” Tjiuma said.
The mayor attributed the growing littering problem in the town to an increase in the population, as people flock to what is considered the regional capital in search of greener pastures.
Also approached for comment was Opuwo Urban Constituency Councillor Weich Mupya, who described the campaign as a step in the right direction.
“Let us become sensitive to dirt and make hygiene and cleanliness one of our basic needs at all levels,” Mupya appealed.
Speaking at the launch last week, the patron of the clean-up campaign, former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Libertina Amathila said the exercise will take place over seven days.
“Those who volunteered to clean the town will be divided into groups according to the settlements in town. I want Opuwo to be one of the cleanest towns in Namibia,” she said.
The clean-up campaign supplements Operation Omake, which was launched on 10 March in Opuwo.
Operation Omake is a joint effort between the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) and Namibian Defence Force (NDF) launched in November last year by the Minister of Safety and Security, Charles Namoloh in efforts to reduce crime.